P4_1 Somewhere over the rainbows!

William Sainty, Holly Graham, Sam Kneeshaw, Simon Howard-Clark


In this paper, we have discussed what a rainbow produced by dispersion through water droplets looks like from the surface of a planet orbiting a binary star system. The physics of rainbows was examined and a radius of curvature was found to be 42o. How rainbows would appear in a real circumbinary star system, Kepler-34, was studied and we found that two rainbows, 12o apart and 84o across, would be visible on the planet’s surface.

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